Taxon  Report   7574    
Sidalcea neomexicana  A. Gray
Mountain sidalcea,  Salt spring checkerbloom
Sidalcea neomexicana
© 2011 Robert Sivinski
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Sidalcea neomexicana
© 2011 Steven Thorsted
Sidalcea neomexicana
© 2011 Steven Thorsted
Sidalcea neomexicana, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Sidalcea neomexicana
© 2006 James M. Andre
Genus: Sidalcea
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Coastal Sage Scrub, Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: playas

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Sidalcea neomexicana ssp. thurberi
More information about  Sidalcea neomexicana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).